Salo, Finland

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Salo
Ceety
Salon kaupunki
Salo toun centre bi nicht

Coat of arms
Location o Salo in Finland
Coordinates: 60°23′10″N 023°07′30″E / 60.38611°N 23.12500°E / 60.38611; 23.12500
Kintra Finland
Region Finland Proper
Sub-region Salo
Mercat toun 1887
Ceety richts 1960
Government
 • Ceety manager Antti Rantakokko
Area(2011-01-01)[1]
 • Ceety 2,168.27 km2 (837.17 sq mi)
 • Land 1,986.49 km2 (766.99 sq mi)
 • Water 181.78 km2 (70.19 sq mi)
Area rank 36t lairgest in Finland
Population (2013-08-31)[2]
 • Ceety 55,231
 • Rank 18t lairgest in Finland
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,000,333
Population bi native leid[3]
 • Finnish 94.6% (official)
 • Swadish 1%
 • Ithers 4.4%
Population bi age[4]
 • 0 tae 14 16.9%
 • 15 tae 64 64.5%
 • 65 or older 18.6%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Municipal tax rate[5] 18.75%
Website www.salo.fi

Salo (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsɑlo]) is a toun an municipality o Finland.

It is locatit in the Finland Proper region. The municipality haes a population o 55,231[2] (August 31, 2013) an covers an aurie o 2,168.27 square kilometres (837.17 sq mi) o which 181.78 km2 (70.19 sq mi) is watter.[1] The population densitie is [convert: invalid number].

In Finnish salo means woodland, backwoods but an aw a woodit island. It is thought that Salo haes meant the island that ower thoosan years ago existit tae the sooth o the current toun but is the day a hill, no even vera close tae the sea.[6]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Salo haes existit as a centre o rural commerce syne at least the 16t century, grewn in the location whaur the Great Costal Road,[7] the important East-Wast road, crossed River Salo; the river providit the fairway tae the sea. In 1887 Salo offeecially became a mercat toun an, in the beginnin o 1891, an independent municipality.[8] The aurie o the municipality wis initially vera sma, anerlie 0.65 km². In 1932 it grew tae 18 km² when auries frae neighbourin Uskela an Halikko wur annexed tae Salo. Eventually Salo became a toun in 1960. The day its main claim tae notability is as a developin an manufacturin plant for Nokia, an can therefore be considered as the oreeginal hame toun o Nokia phones. Nokia an aw is ane of biggest employers in this region.

Salo is locatit atween the caipital Helsinki an the regional caipital Turku, makkin it a busy sma ceety. The short distance frae these bigger ceeties keeps the Salo region an its business life growin. Fermin an aw plays a considerable pairt in the aurie.

The municipality o Uskela wis consolidatit wi Salo 1967. The municipalities o Halikko, Kiikala, Kisko, Kuusjoki, Muurla, Perniö, Pertteli, Suomusjärvi an Särkisalo wur consolidatit wi Salo in the beginnin o 2009.

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Main airticle: Leet o twin touns an sister ceeties in Finland

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Salo haes seiven sister ceeties:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area by municipality as of 1 Januar 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.8.2013" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009. 
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 Dizember 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 Apryle 2009. 
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2011. 
  6. Paikkala et al. (2007). "Suomalainen paikannimikirja", p.398. Karttakeskus: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus. ISBN 9789515939760.
  7. Salminen, Tapio (1993). "Suuri Rantatie", Tielaitos. ISBN 9513710440.
  8. Alifrosti, Kari (1996). "Salon ja Uskelan historia 1869-1990", Salon Kaupunki. ISBN 9519615210.
  9. "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Elva linn. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 

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